Police: Truman Middle College student shot near Uptown neighborhood campus

Two men were shot and wounded during separate attacks in the Uptown and Lawndale neighborhoods Thursday, Chicago police said.

The most recent shooting happened about 12:10 p.m. in the 4500 block of North Magnolia Avenue.

The victim and the suspect, who belong to rival gangs, had a dispute earlier in the day inside the building housing the school, 1145 W. Wilson Ave., but began arguing again on the street just west of the campus, police said.

The assailant pulled a gun and shot the 21-year-old in the chest and leg, sending him to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious to critical condition, police said.

Police said the man shot is a student at Truman Middle College, a program at the college which provides students aged 17-21 an opportunity to finish their high school education. Earlier, police said both men were Truman College students.

Police said the attack was not connected to any Uptown neighborhood gang conflicts and the men involved do not live in the area.

The Truman schools are located at 1145 W. Wilson Ave.

One person of interest was being questioned.

About 9:25 a.m. in the West Side’s Lawndale neighborhood, a 29-year-old man was shot.

He was standing on a sidewalk in the 1300 block of South Millard Avenue when a gunman who was between the ages of 17 and 25 shot him in the right leg, police said.

The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition had stabilized and the gunman, who was between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-7, ran way after the attack.

Area North and Area Central detectives were investigating.

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